For the 25th anniversary of a river runs through it, The Wilma will be participating in Maclean Festival “In the Footsteps of Norman Maclean”. This September 10th, the venue will be hosting two related films.
Showings of “A River Runs Through It,” and “From the Book to the Big Screen: Making A River Runs Through It” will be complimented by discussions with actor Tom Skerritt, screenwriter Richard Friedenberg, producer Patrick Markey and many more.
“A River Runs Through It,” Robert Redford’s 1992 film based on Norman Maclean’s 1976 novella under the same name, both speak for early environmentalism in Montana. Pictures painted of pollution from various sources within the works provide for a juncture between an anniversary celebration and a celebration of preservation
The Blackfoot River, an inspiration for the novella, will stand as the locus of festivities; which will consist of numerous events around Missoula (see highlights below). Many authors that have walked in Maclean’s footsepts will also descend on the region for the anniversary.
– Tours of the Valley features morning tours of Blackfoot Challenge* and BBCTU, Norman’s Favorite Fishing Holes, Blackfoot Valley Geology and Norman’s Seeley Lake sites. (Seely).
– Exciting new insights on the “Headwaters Story” with Norman Maclean.(Seely)
– Viewings of A River Runs Through It, including one at the Wilma Theater (viewing info) (Missoula)
– Viewing of “From The Book To The Big Screen: The Making of a River Runs Through It” (Missoula)
The event is a great moment to enjoy art and appreciate the beauty of Montana. Tickets for The Wilma screening are available online, over the phone at 877-987-6487, or at The Top Hat in downtown Missoula.